HC Deb 11 May 1971 vol 817 c89W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, as there were in 1969 400,000 reports of apparently unlicensed vehicles, of which number 45,000 prosecutions ensued resulting in penalties of£1,545,000, he will take the necessary action to obtain and keep records to see to what extent these penalties are in fact actually paid.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

The extra work entailed in keeping records in this form would not be justified. I am however writing to the hon. Member.